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“I’m Staring at Everything He Eats”: 38YO Chris Paul’s Vegan Diet Never Fails to Amaze Stephen Curry

Published 11/21/2023, 7:49 AM EST

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Basketball is the most cardio-intensive sport in the world. The physical demands on the body are tremendous, especially in the NBA. NBA players must maintain peak conditioning throughout the year. The average length of an NBA player’s career is approximately 4.5 years. However, recent advancements in sports medicine and player nutrition have contributed to prolonging the careers of athletes.

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Vegan diets have grown in popularity because of the health benefits provided by the diet. Several NBA players have embraced the diet, but there are differing opinions among players, with Stephen Curry being among those who express reservations about it.

Stephen Curry surprised by Chris Paul’s vegan diet


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With the recent advancements in sports science and player nutrition, vegan diets have grown in popularity. NBA superstars like Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving have turned to vegan diets to improve their fitness and health. Recent studies have shown that a plant-based diet may provide performance-enhancing effects due to high carbohydrate levels and the high concentration of antioxidants and phytochemicals found in a plant-based diet. However, many athletes have shown apprehension towards vegan diets and have resorted to traditional sources of nutrition. Warriors legend Steph Curry falls in that category.

Steph was amazed by his new teammate Chris Paul’s diet. During a conversation on Jason Bateman’s podcast, Smartless, Curry remarked about CP3’s diet.


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He said, “The vegan lifestyle has taken over the league. Honestly, I don’t touch it. I don’t know how they get their calories. One of my teammates, Chris Paul, who’s been vegan for four years. I am fascinated by what he brings on the plane or at mealtime. I am just amazed and I just stare at him.”


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While Steph Curry may not have embraced a vegan diet, he has undeniably left a significant mark on the league in the latter years of his career. Despite being 35 years old, Curry has continued to dominate the NBA and remains one of the most feared players in the league.

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Stephen Curry’s impact transcends the boundaries of conventional basketball excellence. Renowned for revolutionizing the game, he redefined the role of a point guard with his extraordinary shooting range and innovative style. Curry’s unparalleled shooting skills and dynamic on-court presence have not only led the Golden State Warriors to multiple championships but have also influenced a new generation of players.


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His influence extends beyond statistics, as he has become a cultural icon and a symbol of resilience. Curry’s legacy lies not just in his numerous accolades but in his transformative effect on the sport. He has inspired a shift in how basketball is played and appreciated worldwide.

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Dushyant Singh


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Dushyant Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His basketball script journey began in 2020 when he was captivated by the Los Angeles Lakers’ triumphant NBA championship win. Before that he was merely dribbling and dunking as a boy next door.
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